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An inspiration for practical work.,
By A Customer
This review is from: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series) (Hardcover)
Useless, if you want to build a souless spec house in a faceless suburb, invaluable, if you want to construct a living space that works for genus homo sapiens.
Many times I have stopped in mid hammerswing and climbed down a ladder to consult this bible. I will ask myself what Christopher Alexander meant by.
"The feeling of overcrowding is largely created by the mean point to point distances inside a building" (chapter 109)
How can I learn from this and incorporate that understanding into the next hammerswing.
More important than accurate plans, more important than sharp sawblades, This is the one book I most value on my construction sites.